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Public Library Survey

Summer Reading Questions

Summer Reading questions have been added back to the survey.  Questions are in the same format as prior years.  Please make sure circulation data is reported for Jun 1 - Aug 31.

Birth to grade 5 

10.

Library staff did school/daycare visits to advertise the SRP

Yes/No

 

11.

Number of birth to grade 5 registrants

The number of registrants in the Summer Reading Program this year who are ages zero through 5th grade.

 

12.

Total SRP/SRC events/programs held for birth through grade 5

The number of events or programs held as part of the Summer Reading Program this year targeted at people age zero through 5th grade.

 

13.

Total attendees at events for birth to grade 5 programs

Include attendees of all ages, not just attendees who are age birth to 5th grade.

 

14.

Total juvenile books circulated June 1-August 31

Report the number of juvenile books circulated, regardless of whether you are sure they are associated with SRP.

 

15.

Total minutes read, birth to grade 5

Report the total number of minutes read for SRP participants ages birth through grade 5.

 

16.

Anecdote, age birth to grade 5

Include a story that shows how your program helped a child or family. Details or quotes are helpful. The State Library uses anecdotes for advocacy purposes.

 

Grade 6 through 12

17.

Number of grade 6 through grade 12 registrants

The number of registrants in the Summer Reading Program this year who are in grades 6 through 12.

18.

Total SRP/SRC events/programs held for grade 6 through grade 12

The number of events or programs held as part of the Summer Reading Program this year targeted at people grade 6 through 12.

19.

Total attendees at events for grade 6 through 12

Include attendees of all ages, not just attendees who are grade 6 through 12.

20.

Total YA books circulated June 1-August 31

Report the number of young adult books circulated, regardless of whether you are sure they are associated with SRP

21.

Total minutes read, grade 6 through grade 12

Report the total number of minutes read for SRP participants grades 6 through 12.

22.

Anecdote, grade 5 through grade 12

Include a story that shows how your program helped a child or family. Details or quotes are helpful. The State Library uses anecdotes for statewide advocacy purposes.

 

Print Circulation

Due to changes made at the federal level, circulation for other print material and other non-print analog material was added back to the survey.  Your library may or may not have circulation to report in these categories.  Total physical item circulation is a new auto-calculated field that mirrors changes made to electronic resources circulation.

 

142.

 

Other print material circulation

 

Use this field only if necessary. Report the circulation for all other print materials. DO NOT track toys, puzzles, games, computer games, or other non-print materials here. These items can be tracked in “Other non-print materials.”

143.

 

Other non-print analog circulation

 

Use this field only if necessary. Report the circulation of physical units for all other non-print materials. You can include microfiche, microfilms, and other microforms, puzzles, games, video games, tools, etc.

 

 

 

144.

Total physical item circulation

 

 

This value is auto-calculated for you.

 

Print circulation + Analog Audio + Analog Video + + other print materials circulation + Other non-print analog circulation

Electronic Resources Circulation

Several changes were made to electronic resources circulation.  IMLS has added Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information which includes usage of resources that may or may not have a circulation period and are available to multiple patrons at the same time. To collect this data we have added three questions, which will capture NC Live Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information, local Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information and Total Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information.  Please report views or downloads not searches or sessions.

 

157.

NC LIVE Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information

NC LIVE retrieval of electronic information will be entered for you by the State Library.

158.

Local Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information

The number of full-content items examined, downloaded or otherwise supplied to the user from online library resources that require user authentication but do not have a circulation period. Do not include use of the OPAC or library website.

159.

Total Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information

 

 

This value is auto-calculated for you.

 

NC LIVE Retrieval of Electronic Information + Local Retrieval of Electronic Information

160.

Total electronic materials use

 

 

This value is auto-calculated for you.

 

Use of Electronic Materials + Total Successful Retrieval of Electronic Information

Circulation Totals

How circulation is totaled has changed. Formerly we summed circulation by location, however, this year IMLS is requiring us to report total circulation by summing circulation by format.   We will still be asking you to report circulation by location this year to ensure a smooth transition.

 

166.

Total Circulation of Materials

 

 

This value is auto-calculated for you.

 

Total physical item circulation + Use of Electronic Materials

167.

Total collection use

 

 

This value is auto-calculated for you.

 

Total physical item circulation + Total electronic materials use

Technology Lending Circulation

In an attempt to clarify future instructions we are asking libraries to provide a list of the technology items they are reporting circulation for.

169.

Technology lending circulation

Circulation -- including in-house circulation and renewals -- of technology lent by the library to patrons (not to staff). Do not count circulation of non-technology items (such as gardening tools) here.

     

171.

Technology items available for in-house use

Please list the types of items included in question 169 that are available for in-house lending. Include items are available for both in-house and outside of library use.

172.

Technology items available for check-out outside of library

Please list technology items that are available for check-out for use outside of the library included in 169. Include items available for both in-house and out of library use.

Branch Information

219. Please specify if the facility is city-owned, county-owned, leased or other.

Modified Questions

66. Aid to Public Libraries grant

  • This field will be pre-filled by the State Library starting in FY15/16.

69. LSTA  funds

  • This field will be pre-filled by the State Library starting in FY15/16.  The funds included in this section should include only income received during the past fiscal year which may or may not be the total LSTA award amount depending on if reimbursements were received by June 30 of the fiscal year.

90-98. Books

  • Definition: Books are non-serial printed publications (including bound music scores and maps) that are bound in hard or soft covers, or in loose-leaf format. Include non-serial government documents. Report the number of physical units, including duplicates, in each category requested in these questions.
  • This definition was updated to include bound musical scores.  Loose scores should not be included.

215. Wireless Internet sessions

  • Definition: Report the number Internet sessions initiated on your library's wireless network during the fiscal year in question. It doesn't matter who is using the wireless, what time of day it is, whether it's during the library's opening hours, or what websites the user is accessing. This number can only be reported if your wireless internet provider can give you the number, or if you have staff members who know how to get the number from the router. Do not attempt to get this number by sampling observations of people in the library using their own laptops.
  • The definition of this question has not changed, however, it has been a provisional question for the past two years and is now required by IMLS.

241. Broadband speed (upload)

  • Please report the actual speed in mbps.
  • Make sure testing is done when the library is not open.
  • In prior years, responses were recorded from a dropdown menu of ranges.

242. Broadband speed (download)

  • Please report the actual speed in mbps.
  • Make sure testing is done when the library is not open.
  • In prior years, responses were recorded from a dropdown menu of ranges.